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Jon Stewart: The 'Top Chef' Sequester?

The Daily Show host thinks there are worse penalties for failing on "Top Chef" than there are for doing so in Congress.

We love Jon Stewart. Jon Stewart just may love Top Chef.

Jon Stewart had a little fun at Top Chef’s expense last night on The Daily Show in a hilarious segment comparing the sequestration of Congress to being told by Padma Lakshmi to “pack your knives and go.”

“There are worse penalties for f--king up on Top Chef than there are in Congress,” according to Stewart. “At least there you gotta pack your knives and go!” 

But he didn’t stop there, and digressed a little, revealing his Top Chef superfandom by mentioning Last Chance Kitchen, Top Chef: Seattle's return of chefs from previous seasons, and, of course, his disdain for one very controversial chef -- Josie. We can only assume this means he was Team Kristen. Don't worry, CJ and Stefan, he likes you guys.

Watch the whole segment here:


Top Chef
is no stranger to satire. Back in January, SNL spoofed the show with a “Top Dog Chefs” sketch, featuring host Padma Leash Me and Tom Collie-Cio:

Did you catch Jon's mention? Let us know what you thought of his comparison in the Comments below!